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43 Insanity Quotes

Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Albert Einstein Quotes

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I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me.

Hunter S. Thompson Quotes

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For me, insanity is super sanity. The normal is psychotic. Normal means lack of imagination, lack of creativity.

Jean Dubuffet Quotes

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Insanity is my only means of relaxation

George Orwell Quotes

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I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.

Hunter S. Thompson Quotes

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Some are born mad. Some remain so.

Samuel Beckett Quotes , Source: Waiting for Godot

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There is a pleasure, sure, In being mad, which none but madmen know!

John Dryden Quotes , Source: Spanish Friar (act II, st. 1)

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Mad as a March hare.

James O. Halliwell Quotes , Source: Archaic Diet (vol. II, Art, "March Hare")

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Go, madman! rush over the wildest Alps, that you may please children and be made the subject of declamation. [Lat., I demens! et saevas curre per Alpes, Ut pueris placeas et declamatio fias.]

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (X, 166)

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It is a common calamity; at some one time we have all been mad. [Lat., Id commune malum; semel insanivimus omnes.]

Baptista Mantuanus Quotes , Source: Eclogue (I)

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My dear Sir, take any road, you can't go amiss. The whole state is one vast insane asylum.

James L. Petigru Quotes , Source: on being asked the way the Charleston, South Carolina, Insane Asylum

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They call me mad, while they are all mad themselves. [Lat., Hei mihi, insanire me ajunt, ultro cum ipsi insaniunt.]

Plautus (Titus Maccius Plautus) Quotes , Source: Menoechmi (V, 2, 90)

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We are not ourselves When nature, being oppressed, commands the mind To suffer with the body.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Lear (King Lear at II, iv)

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I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

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Much madness is divinest sense To a discerning eye; Much sense the starkest madness. 'Tis the majority In this, as all, prevails Assent, and you are sane; Demur,--you're straightway dangerous, And handled with a chain.

Emily Dickinson Quotes , Source: Poems (XI (1891 ed.))

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I teach that all are men are mad. [Lat., Doceo insanire omnes.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Satires (II, 3, 81)

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What is more insane than to vent on senseless things the anger that is felt towards men? [Lat., Quid est dementius quam bilem in homines collectam in res effundere.]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Quotes , Source: De Ira (II, 26)

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Madam, I swear I use no art at all. That he is mad, 'tis true: 'tis true 'tis pity, And pity 'tis 'tis true--a foolish figure.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Hamlet Prince of Denmark (Polonius at II, ii)

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In all matters of opinion, our adversaries are insane.

Oscar Wilde Quotes

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The alleged power to charm down insanity, or ferocity in beasts, is a power behind the eye.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Essays--Conduct of Life--Of Behaviour

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Who then is sane? He who is not a fool. [Lat., Quisnam igitur sanus? Qui non stultus.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Satires (II, 3, 158)

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The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.

Bruce Feirstein Quotes

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.The insane, on occasion, are not without their charms

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Quotes

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Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed.

Oliver Wendell Holmes Quotes

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Like men condemned to thunderbolts, Who, ere the blow, become mere dolts.

Samuel Butler (1) Quotes , Source: Hudibras (pt. III, canto II, l. 565)

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